Sep 29, 2012 7:30am EDT
suppressed at the hands of his victim. >>> well, there were all sorts of expectations that mahmoud ahmadinejad would go after the bang at the u.n. this week. after all, his final address as president of iran, but he didn't, at least not at the u.n., saving most of his rhetoric for media interviews. ahmadinejad was relatively tamed compared to earlier years. he was insistent that his nation was committed to peace. jim walsh, an expert at international security at mit joins me now and, jim, what was your take on this speech? >> well, deb, i think you're right. i expected, as happens every year, ahmadinejad, well, i expect many different ahmadinejads. i expect the ones that has meetings like the two meetings i attended is kindler and gentler and the one that speaks in front of the general assembly is fiery to speak to that audience back home in iran or send the message to the world and didn't happen. he was pretty tame all throughout. i think what we were getting was a message of, we're reasonable and we're willing to talk and that sort of sets the stage for what will happen the u.s.